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Gender, ethnicity and empowerment in later life

Afshar, H., Franks, M., Maynard, M. and Wray, S. (2002) Gender, ethnicity and empowerment in later life. Quality in Ageing, 3 (1). pp. 27-33. ISSN 1471-7794

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Studies of later life are increasingly emphasising its positive aspects as a time which is not necessarily linked to decline and dependency. Gender is also accepted as an important variable in the experience of advancing years. However, the significance of ethnicity is less often emphasised. Based on preliminary analyses from research with older women from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, this article focuses on what they identify as important in terms of living their later years. The article emphasises migration and cultural differences in perceptions of ageing. It concludes with a discussion of the meanings of empowerment.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Policy and Social Work (York)
The University of York > Politics (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2009 16:30
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2009 16:30
Status: Published
Publisher: Pavilion Journals
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7432

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